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This month in History – September

1958 1st color video recording on magnetic tape presented, Charlotte, North Carolina 1753 1st steam engine arrives in north American colonies 1839 English scientist and astronomer John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph 1853 1st electric telegraph used -...

This month in History – August

1774 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state 1793 France becomes 1st country to use the metric system 1893 Henry Perky patents a machine for the preparation of cereals for food, otherwise known as...

This Month in History – July

1698 Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine 1850 Benjamin Lane patents gas mask with a breathing apparatus 1987 2 men became 1st hot-air balloon trav1872 Doughnut cutter patents granted to John Blondel, Thomaston, Maine 1953 1st helicopter passenger service...

This Month in History – June

1856 Cullen Whipple patents a machine for making screws 2015 Dr. Jesse Selber performs the world's first partial-skull and scalp transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital 781 BC Oldest Chinese recording of a solar eclipse 1769 A transit of Venus is followed five hours...

USPTO issues patent number 11,000,000

WASHINGTON – The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) today officially issued U.S. patent number 11 million, recognizing an important milestone in American innovation and ingenuity. “This momentous benchmark is a reminder of the remarkable and enduring...

This Month in History – May

1887 Hannibal Goodwin patents celluloid photographic film (used in Thomas Edison's Kinetoscope) 1908 1908 "Take me out to the Ball Game" registered for copyright. 1956 US Lab detects high-temperature microwave radiation from Venus 1840 Alexander Wolcott patents...

This month in History – April

1984 8 men record longest distance (13 miles) rowed in 24 hours 1960 1st weather satellite launched (TIROS 1) 1868 A Hawaiian surfs on highest wave ever - a 50-foot tidal wave 1882 Wood block alarm invented, when alarm rang, it dropped 20 wood blocks 1827 English...

This month in History – March

1868 Stapler patented in England by C H Gould 1872 George Westinghouse Jr patents triple air brake for trains 1822 Charles Graham of NY granted first US patent for artificial teeth 2006 Liquid water is discovered on Enceladus, the sixth largest moon of Saturn 1877...

This Month in History – February

1850 Adding machine employing depressible keys patented, New Paltz, NY 1861 Kinematoscope patented by Coleman Sellers, Philadelphia 1870 1st motion picture shown to a theater audience, Philadelphia 1578 Tycho Brahe first sketches "Tychonic system" of solar system 1633...

This month in History – January

1872 1st patent list issued by US Patent Office 1871 Oleomargarine patented by Henry Bradley, Binghamton, NY 1888 1st wax drinking straw patented, by Marvin C Stone in Washington, D.C. 1838 Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail demonstrate their telegraph machine in New Jersey...